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Athena Smartcard Solutions Releases the Industry’s First Motorized PC/SC USB Smart Card Reader

Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) April 25, 2004 -

Athena Smartcard Solutions, an affiliate company of Aladdin Knowledge Systems (NASDAQ: ALDN) and a leading provider of smart card readers and smart cards, today announced the release of ASEDrive IIIe MT USB/Serial.

ASEDrive IIIe MT, based on the performance leading ASEDrive IIIe smart card reader core is a multi-functional motorized smart card reader. Supporting both USB and Serial communication, with automatic switching, the ASEDrive IIIe MT is the first motorized smart card reader which is fully compliant with PC/SC in both the Windows and Linux environments and supports all ISO 7816 CPU smart cards and the popular memory cards.

In addition to industry leading smart card read/write performance, the ASEDrive IIIe MT features relays for control of external devices, communication inputs and output, all controlled via standard PC/SC commands.

The ASEDrive IIIe MT is based on an extremely reliable motorized chassis, which is well tested under harsh environmental conditions, in installations world-wide including in bank ATMs, parking lots, vending machines and computer kiosks.

All Athena products are made in Japan and are supported worldwide by Athena’s professional distributor network. Athena products are also available from Athena’s web site at: www.athena-scs.com .

About Athena Smartcard Solutions

Athena Smartcard Solutions, an affiliate company of Aladdin Knowledge Systems (NASDAQ: ALDN), is a world leader in the field of smart card integration platforms for PCs and embedded systems. Athena's products include ASECard Crypto smart card, ASECard for Windows, the ASECard Crypto SDK, ASECard Crypto PKCS#11 and CAPI middleware and smart card infrastructure software, ASEDrive IIIe, the leading line of professional and versatile smart card readers available in USB, Serial, Keyboard, PC Internal version and a Motorized reader version; ASE-ES II, Athena's innovative solution for integrating smart cards into any electronic device. Athena serves its customers through offices located in Tokyo, North America, and Israel as well as a network of professional distributors in selected countries.

Press Contact: Press@athena-scs.com

www.athena-scs.com

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